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|David Tennant and Patrick Stewart star in this critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s masterpiece from Britain’s renowned Royal Shakespeare Company. No recent stage production in Britain has attracted the excitement and nearly unanimous critical praise as this Hamlet. Tennant's interpretation was recognized as defining the role fora generation, and Stewart’s complex Claudius won the Olivier award, Britain’s highest stage honor. In this specially-shot screen version, filmed on location rather than in the theater, Tennant and Stewart reprise their roles. Dynamic, exciting and contemporary, it breathes newlife into Shakespeare's greatest play.|
Editor's NoteThis stage production from Britain presents classically-trained thespian David Tennant in one of his most acclaimed roles - as William Shakespeare's Hamlet. As produced by Gregory Doran for the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2008, it also stars Patrick Stewart as Claudius, Pennie Downie as Gertrude and Mariah Gale as Ophelia.
Hamlet (2009) - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: Sherry Lipp Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 5/16/2010 1:14 PM
|In 2009 The Royal Shakespeare Company produced a television version of its 2008 stage production of Hamlet starring David Tennant and Patrick Stewart. The television version utilizes the camera very effectively in that the close-ups and back and forth shots work well to draw a television audience in. Watching a filmed stage play can be tedious, and this production alleviates that problem. While the actors speak in the iambic pentameter of the original play, they are dressed in modern clothes and employ the use of video surveillance and handheld digital cameras....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Penny Downie - Performer(s)|
|Patrick Stewart - Performer(s)|
|David Tennant - Performer(s)|
|Gregory Doran - Director|